Interesting that this was shown to be happening before the Patriot Act. We were complaining in 1999 that it was happening for commercial purposes, to reward corporate friends & punish corporate political enemies.
To subvert legitimate democratic elections, and undermine fair rules of play for capitalism. Unjustly enriching some, and destroying others.
The complete antithesis of everything Americans believed, fought, sacrificed and died for in the name of freedom.
– Barbara Cochlin